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in maryland or virginia. 270, travel lanes are open. a quiet trip. in frederick there is a closure of u.s. route 40 south of 70. this is near langdon road. there was a crash involving a pickup truck and a car. that is south of interstate 70 on u.s. 340. a good ride on 95. 395, no problems. back to you. >> thank you. we want to update you on a story we brought you yesterday that is continuing to unsold regarding billing pixar oscar pistorius -- th olympie olympics star oscar pistorius. qusseir jummy olabanji. >> we are told that when the judge read the murder charge officially out loud, oscar put his hhead in his hands and began sobbing. his family is there supporting him. and some family members and friends of the victim, 30-year- old reeva steenkamp, a model, his girlfriend. she was shot and killed yesterday in his home. he is charged with her murder. more than 100 people are in the courtroom seats right now including dozens of reporters photographers, and camera people, in south africa. we are expected to get more information with the next hour or so. as soon as we do, we will pass it a
chevy malibu, the cheaper.g and the latest in a possible between u.s. airways and american. the to see you this morning, a.nd >> they are talking a lot about u.s. air-american merger for quite some time. they tell us here at the number that they are inching closer to form the world's biggest carrier. something could be hammered out week. do keep in mind that the deal be -- could still apart. in the meantime, allied financial is gearing up to repay the garment all of its bailout money. this year, -- the government all of its bailout money. speaking of autos, say you are for a new car. general motors is lowering the chevy malibu. the average price was cut by about $450. this is all part of an effort for the malibu to compete with better-selling mid-sized sedans like the toyota camry. more coming up in the next hour. live at blumberg had in quarters in new york. >> that is quite a distinction. thank you so much. it is 4:37 right now. it is 36 degrees. >> a huge reward has now been offered for information leading est and conviction of a former lapd officer wanted for murder. testill have t
-byes. >>> also this morning, cyber warfare. breaking overnight, invasive attacks on u.s. interests online. and now, we may know who's behind them. >>> severe storms. rough weather is in store for millions today. >>> and a daredevil with a driver's license going end-over-end in a mini cooper. >>> and good morning. we begin with breaking news. emotional, new details about the murder case against olympic runner oscar pistorius. >> those details all stem from last thursday's shooting death of pistorius' model girlfriend. they're being laid out in a small courthouse in pretoria, south africa. here's tahman bradley. >> reporter: oscar pistorius appeared in court this morning for a bail hearing. the double-amputee is charged with murdering his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp on valentine's day. >> i saw him as a lonely young man. very heartbroken and sad. >> reporter: despite the murder charge, one legal expert thinks pistorius has a shot at bail. >> everybody knows who he is. it's not as if he can hide and get a passport and go overseas without anybody noticing him. >> reporter: pistorius' family a
in the u.s. whether to arm the rebels in that country or not. it seems former secretary of state hillary clinton was for it. leon panetta was for it. but the white house put the stop on that, because they said we don't want those weapons to fall into the wrong hands. this has been a quagmire for two years now. >> we're talking about 70,000 people dead. it's cost the government $48 billion, billion with a b. the economy that's already crippled, now it's costing them the equivalent of that much money. the u.n. now says war crime charges should be brought on both sides, the government and the rebels. so it's just something -- and we have to watch it from afar. >> we'll be right back after this. ♪ welcome back to that same old place that you laughed about ♪ >> that takes you back, doesn't it? of course, welcome back to robin roberts, taking her "gma" anchor seat. we watched as he turned her private health battle into a campaign for bone marrow transplants. >> four, three -- >> hi, it's robin. i have been waiting 174 days to say this. good morning, america. >> reporter: but no one could s
by the u.u.s. department of healalth and human services. ♪ >>> welcome back, everybody. obviously we have some very serious news we're about to bring you right now in this segment. one of the celebrations i missed the most about living in new orleans is mardi gras, especially the good food, the drinks. tim laird, america's chief entertainer is here to show us how you can enjoy the flavors of mardi gras wherever you may be. >> we're bringing mardi gras to you. >> after ten years in new orleans, i miss everything on here. >> let's start out with the traditional dessert, bananas foster. >> it's good for your heart. >> a half stick of butter goes in, then a whole cup of brown sugar. and then a couple of shakes of cinnamon goes in to give it some flavor. >> as much entertaining as you do, new orleans is one of the great party and food cities on the planet. >> they do it right. it is the best city for that. while this is cooking down, let's make a hurricane. >> i like that idea. >> here is a picture of hurricanes. about eight ounces of orange juice, eight ounces of pineapple juice, eight ounces
's doing. >> reporter: but why now? dorner was honorably discharged from the u.s. navy reserves just last friday after ten years service, including a tour in the persian gulf. was that the trigger for this killing spree? or evidence of careful planning? >> i have more questions than i do have answers at this point. >> reporter: if corner gets his apparent wish, if he is killed, we might never know the whole truth. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >>> and nick and david will be staying on this story throughout the night. but we move next here to the great blizzard gathering strength and poised to beaear dn millions of american families across the northeast. experts say it could be the worst snowstorm in a century. our extreme weather team is on the storm front and abc's ginger zee is out where the storm is about to move in. ginger? >> reporter: diane, this may look like a mountain of snow, but it's not. this is 100,000 tons of salt that i'm standing on. i've got some right here in my hand. it is one of so many tools that millions of americans will use as we prepare for this major winter s
of the country's biggest airlines are on the brink of merging this morning. american and u.s. airways. what that tie-up means for everyone who flies. >> yeah. look at the miles. >>> we do have other big news to share with you. are you all ready for this? it's our biggest mega "deals & steals" ever. all for you. a very big crowd. there it is. the first of many sirens here today. that, indicating, a flash deal. flash deal. >>> let's get right to the huge winter storm on track for the northeast. it's a combination of two systems coming out of the midwest and the south. am i doing good, sam? >> you're going well. >> that's better grammar. it will be packing a lot of snow. and a lot of people want to know how much. >> let's show you what it looks like in wisconsin. this was the northern line that amy was describing. this is light snow and ice covering the roads. this storm, when it gets to the northeast, will be much worse than you're see right now. it's two storm systems combining. already, the weather watches and warnings are out right now. it's 12 hours away from big snow. we will get big sno
as a suspect in this double homicide. >> reporter: 33-year-old christopher dorner, a lieutenant in the u.s. navy reserves, honorably discharged just last friday, fired four years ago by the lapd. police claim he bore a grudge against a retired l.a. police captive, randy kwan, monica's father, as well as other lapd officers. >> of particular interest is a multi-page manifesto in which the suspect has implicated himself. >> reporter: in a rambling manifesto posted online, dorner blames kwan and other lapd officers of a smear campaign after dorner reported witnessing a fellow officer commit police brutality. the manifesto vows vengeance. i will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in lapd uniform whether on or off duty. >> if you read his maniststo, this is a very -- lapd is a specific target, but all law enforcement is targeted. >> reporter: it appears to be no idle threat. today the story played out with all the intensity of a hollywood action thriller. "l.a. confidential" meets "cape fear." >> talk to me, i'm staying here! >> reporter: except that this drama was real and
in this double homicide. >> reporter: 33-year-old dorner, a lieutenant in the u.s. navy reserves honorably discharged just 11 days ago, had been fired in 2009 from the lapd. he threatened individual officers in an eight-page manifesto against the department that he posted online, and wednesday he attempted, unsuccessfully, to hijack a boat in san diego. >> he pointed a handgun at the victim, who is an 81-year-old male, and demanded the boat. >> reporter: then thursday dorner allegedly shot three police officers in riverside county, killing one and wounding the others. 34-year-old riverside officer michael crain, a married father of two, was killed in the attack. police launched the largest manhunt in lapd history, following up on more than 1,000 tips. hundreds of officer crisscrossing the country for days, including efforts in tijuana, mexico, san diego county, and big bear. the possible motive, all spelled out in that online manifesto, where dorner accused specific officers of covering up police brutality by making him the scapegoat. he vowed revenge, writing "when the truth comes out, th
. for the first time since 2007, more than 30 days have passed with no u.s. deaths in afghanistan. the pentagon says that's because of fewer enemy attacks. and the fact that afghans, now, are taking over more of their own security operations. >>> if you're about to chow down on an egg mcmuffin this morning, you're probably not alone. a new study shows just how much fast food americans eat. adults ate 11% of their daily calories in fast food over a four-year period. topping the survey, nonhispanic black adults who ate one-fifth of their diet from fast food. and the over-60 crowd, ate fast food just 6% of the time. >>> well, drinking coffee can apparently give you the jolt you need to live longer. a new study of older americans found three cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of early death by 10% to 15%. too much caffeine used to be considered unhealthy. but researchers say, the more coffee people consumed the less likely they are to die from injuries, heart disease, stroke and other ailments. >> staff on this show shall live forever. >>> and speaking of coffee, police near seattle say some
such strikes are rarely used and only against targets planning to attack the u.s. however, the head of the intelligence committee, senator dianne feinstein, is calling for more openness about that drone program. >>> outgoing defense secretary leon panetta revealed for the first time that there was a plan in place to support rebels in syria. but that plan was vetoed by president obama because of worries that the weapons might fall into the wrong hands. more than 60,000 people have died in syria's civil war. >> by the way, i was just going to add to that civil war. it's cost that country the equivalent of $48 billion. when you think about a war, our war obviously has cost us trillions of dollars. but a country that has no money, and they're relying on us for help, $48 billion is a lot of money. >> and the u.s. has given syria about $210 million in aid to help those insurgents along. but this issue of whether we arm them is one. after two wars and libya, maybe the country was not ready to get involved in another country. but we put these arms in syria, how do we know they're not going
test under kim jong-un, who said the test is aimed at ferocious u.s. hostility towards north korea. in december, also successfully tested a long-range missile, capable of reaching hawaii. the white house is calling this a highly provocative act. and calling on actions from the international community. there's very little the u.s. or the u.n. can do at this point since strong sanctions are already in place. in fact, this morning, north korea is saying, we will consider search of our ships and other sanctions by the international community as an act of war. and, josh, they say it will bring on relentless retaliatory attacks. >> we will certainly keep our eye on this. martha, thank you for that. >>> meanwhile, there's word this morning of a new poll out, planned for the u.s. forces in afghanistan. the pentagon is reportedly pushing a timetable that would keep some 8,000 troops in the country after the mission officially ends next year. white house advisers have pushed for a more aggressive withdrawal. the president is expected to announce a final decision soon. >>> an outpouring of su
, as they get ready to head into negotiations over the nuclear program with the u.s. and other nations. abc's david muir has just arrived and joins us now from tehran. good morning, david. >> reporter: robin, just to hear your voice, half a world away, enough to make us smile. the whole crew here, behind the camera, welcoming you back, even here in iran. as you mentioned, robin, it's a critical moment here. we're inside this country because u.s. sanctions against this economy have crippled the economy here. and just days away, now, from iran returning to the negotiating table over its nuclear program. as you point out, in a rare move, they've allowed us in to report from the streets of tehran. this is a tenuous time here, just days before iran returns to the nuclear negotiating table with the u.s. and others, since talks collapsed eight months ago. this morning, as we drove through this city of 12 million, it is a city squeezed, not only by the traffic, but by the economic sanctions, led by the u.s. some of the cars clogging these streets, tripling in price. it's groceries, medicine, if you
's debt crisis. that sent oil prices plunging this morning. >>> and the white house stepping up u.s. involvement in syria's bloody civil war. secretary of state john kerry has promised the rebels trying to overthrow bashar al assad that support from the u.s. is coming. he didn't elaborate further. he did persuade rebel leaders to attend a conference in rome this week. there are reports that saudi arabia is secretly shipping weapons to the rebels, something president obama has refused to do in the past. >>> and next time you're tempted to illegally download music or movies online, you could be in store for a rather rude awakening. beginning this week, the top internet providers will be tracking illegal downloads as part of the new copyright alert system, organized by the entertainment industry. you will get six warnings to stop. and the real punishment kicks in. your service provider will temporarily slow your connection to a crawl. >>> have you seen first lady michelle obama's wardrobe change from the oscars? we saw mrs. obama in her sleeveless silver gown, looking lovely, as she an
pages. and they hired a former u.s. attorney general and pennsylvania governor to do the report. basically it says it's a full-on attack of the freeh report, calling it a rush to justice. >> they're basically dismissing the whole thing. >> complete injustice. >> and joe's wife, who you saw there and can see today, wrote in a letter friday to former penn state players that her late husband was a moral disciplined man who never twisted the truth to avoid bad publicity. you have to wonder from a pr perspective, since people are so sickened, whether her coming out will change any opinions or not. >>> moving on now, near san diego a 12-year-old middle school student has been taken into custody, accused of threatening to shoot a teacher and 23 classmates. the 7th grader was admitted to the hospital for evaluation. the boy allegedly made threat in ape-mail to the school. the attack was supposed to take place today. >>> a troubling new report says the u.s. is the target of widespread computer crime that could cost the economy tens of billions of dollars. the report says china is by far
can even drop off free boxes. i wear a lot of hats. well, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal service®, no business too small. you are watching abc 7 news 11:00, on your side. president obama will be giving the state of the union budget cutsuesday. could have a particular impact the community. calling on congress to come up with a short term solution to the problem. they use the fiscal cliff as an example. gabrielle giffords will be appearing. she was replaced last year. she will be listening to what the president has to say on gun violence. everyone else. d.c. residents got some free advice on how to prepare their satreturns today. residents tax expertsrtified and filed their taxes. >> have it done for free. save mor doe dollars. just making them aware of what credits they are eligible for. she has held organize this yearly event. lots of residents walk knowing they have save money. the lunar calendar has begun. [gong] with that, china and most asian countries marked the occasion today. it is now the year of the snake. >> looks almost like times square there. they had firewo
, but the paperwork was never sent to the u.s. archive to make it official. the overnight was uncovered after fans of the movie "lincoln" looked up mississippi's ratification. so a few weeks ago, mississippi's secretary of state corrected the problem 18 years late. congress did it in 1865, mississippi got to it in 1995 and didn't even get that correct. >> a very wise person said this evening, a state with so many is, and they can't see. >>> a veteran teacher at a central california high school is on admin straytive leave after being accused of stealing from the students. the teacher was caught taking things from backpacks. it was set up by students after some of them discovered things had gone missing. police are looking into whether a crime was committed. if the teacher stole from the students, i think we can say there was a while committed. >>> a big merger in office supplies looks to be in the works. "the wall street journal" reports office max and office depot could announce a deal this week. both have been battered by a weak economy and online competition, as well. six years ago, regulators b
committee will meet today to discuss ways to help the cash strapped u.s. postal service. committee on homeland security and governmental affairs will hear from the postmaster general and the president of the american postal workers union. they will eliminate saturday delivery and will increase postal sees as ways to cut costs. >> fairfax county parents concerned about school safety are encouraged to attend a community meeting tonight. the meeting will be held at 4900 stone possible fraud in chantilly beginning at 7:30. -- at stonecroft boulevard. >> we are checking in with jacqui. snow in the forecast. >> don't be so excited. snow lovers will be disappointed. you really have to go north and west in the higher elevations 4 simulations. i don't think we will see much. it will not affect anybody in the d.c. area. you probably will be having dinner and all by the time it arrives. 36 degrees at this hour, until of 30, wind out of the north northeast at 7. clouds beginning to move in. we have fair skies right now. high, thin clouds across parts of the area. most of the rain will hold off
will be in the area of the economy and, diane, a big announcement on afghanistan in bringing u.s. troops home. the president will announce that more than half of those now in afghanistan will be home by this time next year. >> going to be a big speech tonight. i want to bring in "good morning america" co-anchor and anchor of "this week" george stephanopoulos, jon will be covering it, we will be here together. how challenging do you expect the president's tone to be? >> reporter: very. with the public approving of his general approach to creating jobs, investing in jobs right now, lowering the deficit over the long-term with a mix of spending cuts and revenue increases. and the president knows there's a big showdown coming up. these automatic across the board spending cuts kick in on march first. government could shout down at the end of march. you talk to both sides right now, that is coming. so, the president wants to make the best case tonight. it will be confrontational. >> and senator rubio is going to be giving the answer from the republicans. what do you expect from that? >> reporter: h
>>> good morning, america. breaking right now an explosion at the u.s. embassy in turkey. a suicide bomber has killed at least two people. reports a number of others have been wounded. details are coming in. >>> breaking overnight. scare in the air. an alaska airlines pilot passes out in front of passengers mid flight. >> 121 souls on board and approximately 10,000 pounds of fuel. >> the copeelt seizing control. a doctor rushing to the pilot's side. >>> absolutely i'll be singing live. this is what i was born to do. ♪ o, say can you see ♪ by the >> beyonce's bold mov the superstar taking the stage a a blockuster press conference. coming clean on what really happened at the inauguration. ♪ >>> and are you ready for robin? >> look that. >> this morning, a very special homecoming for robin roberts as we kick off the biggest "gma" super bowl tailgate party in new orleans. the one and only tim mcgraw, li live. it all starts right now. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to josh and sam down in new orleans this morning. they rode down with robin. back home with her family for the
from the obama admininistration claims u.s. citins accused of being al-qaeda operatives may lawfully be killed even if there's no evidence of an imminent threat. john brennan, the president's nominee for cia director, will face tough questions about that memo in his confirmation hearing tomorrow. >>> and computer hackers have struck the federal reserve. the hacker group, anonymous, claims to have chosen data belonging to 4,000 bankers. no critical operations have been affected. >>> and it's being called the largest credit card fraud in history. authorities arrested 18 people based in new jersey, accused of stealing some $200 million after creating thousands of fake i.d.s, with stolen social security numbers. using those fake i.d.s to obtain cards, the suspects allegedly wired money to seven countries, including pakistan and china. >>> and abc news has learned that lance armstrong is the target of an active criminal investigation. federal agents are looking into possible obstruction of justice and witness tampering charges. today is the deadline for him to come clean, under oath, to a
to fix immigration, u.s. immigration, and cyber security along with the gun violence. another victim of violent crime. >> the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of oak creek, tucson, and the countless other communities deserve a simple vote. >> the republican response, marco rubio rejected the president's call for new government programs, saying the best way to help the economy is to reduce the size of the economy. >> his solution to every problem we face is for washington to tax more and spend more. that is an old idea that has failed every time we have tried. >> while the president has focused on domestic calls -- policy, he did call to end and in its involvement in afghanistan by 2014. he said afghanistan is a shadow -- al qaeda is a shadow of itself but still a threat. >> thank you. aside from the economy the debate over gun control. people took the opportunity to redraw battle lines. >> it was no coincidence that the house chamber was full of people who have seen their lives shattered by gun violence. surrounded by supporters,
drop off free boxes. i wear a lot of hats. well, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal service® no business too small. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 11:00, on your side. >> the countdown to mardi gras took on a violent turn in new orleans. those were gunshots that you heard their on crowded bourbon street as people gathered to mark the weekend before fat tuesday. a witness to the shooting tapes the incident and handed it to police. four people were injured. three are out of the hospital tonight. investigators say an argument preceded the shooting. they are still looking for three men they say were involved. the people are dead after a helicopter crash in los angeles during a film shoot. it happened around 4:00 this morning at a ranch. police say the ranch was being used as a location for a reality tv show. they are looking into the cause of the crash. >> the family of joe paterno says that the university rushed to judgment in the jerry sandusky sex abuse case. they released a report performed by a former attorney general -- he said the report diversity report was fundament
of cyber war fair. akoording to an intelligence report, the u.s. is a target of a massive possibility of information being stolen from major u.s. industries. the white house is expected to issue an executive order this week to establish a volunteer system aim at helping big companies share threat information with the government. >>> as we head back to work this week, yet another gas spike at the gas stations. the national average now standing at $3.59 a gallon. prices well over $4 in states lycra xwrauz of higher oil prices. and pipeline maintenance. >>> and finally the national anthem that went oh, so horribly wrong at one minor league hockey game. take a look. that's the fellow that handles the mascot for the bakersfield condo condors. fell on the ice. and the 29-pound bird was -- waernding. as you might expect, vultures not used to spending time in the rink. on to boards. on to the bench. and i don't blame those big, tough hockey players for getting on to the ice. they say the bird's got a ten-foot wingspan. >> they have all that padding on. >> he walked up the tunnel and benched h
word that two u.s. troops wounded in suicide bombing in kandahar. they know the city is still under attack but the members of elite squadron known don't wais second, in a specially equipped helicopter. >> it's you were be urban opes. >> reporter: they are winging into danger to save the americans. they find a landing site and with a trail helo providing cover from above the injured are loaded. as they take off they are already performing triage but it is tough to dress slal nhrapnel you're flying emergency wound is under fire. the helicopter drops flares to avoid potential heat-seeking missiles and sprints back to base to delifrt injured into an awaiting ambulance. just another day at the office them, they work under the humble motto "that others may live." they're a special breed, trained paramedics, highly skilled warrior,able to find their way in and out to rescue a wounded souldi soldier under any chchbs. >> it's worth it to risk your life to save another life, it's worths worth it to help get that guy home. >> reporter: this captain is in his first deployment and thoughts often
estimates, there are more than a half million poly amorous arrangements in the u.s. for jiya, that means limitless love. >> i stopped searching for the one. i can have the one and the one and the one. >> unlike polygamy like in hbo's big love -- >> we think it is time to move. >> you're all ganging up on me. >> where one man marries multiple women -- this means many loves. it is an open arrangement for both the men and the women. >> the house is a little backwards. all the bedrooms are downstairs instead of upstairs. when it comes to intimacy, we schedule it. >> like on a calendar. >> yeah. and sometime we have spontaneous moments but i like scheduling it because i can look forward to it. >> i know how you like massage. >> we can do red hot touch massages. >> for years, they were the primary couple. >> is it hard to share someone that you love that much? >> it can be. it can be tough. >> ironically, even though jon did not want a child -- when amon was born, he quit his job to take care of him full time. jiya has her two lovers. how do the men feel about each other? >> would you two be f
are these e-mails, given that walmart is the barometer for the u.s. consumer? >> a concern. this is not company-sanctioned communications. but shows they were panicking in early february about the pace of sales. it's a concern because of what's going on generally in the economy and with households. a bit of a cash squeeze. the payroll tax came back. and tax refunds have been slower this year than last. and walmart's core customer spends whatever cash comes in. and that seems like it might be squeezing things. gasoline prices on the rise again. a lot of this is coming together. and a concern for the walmart customers. >> is this a walmart problem? or retail in general? >> it seems like walmart's on the front lines of this issue because of their customer base. it seems as if we have our alert pretty much sensitive right now to any weakness in the consumer because of the bigger picture factors that are beyond walmart. >> and the frustration coming up. that could put a damper on the economy. walmart will be releasing their earnings next week for the last quarter. but what does
't be winning. >> reporter: knono actor playinn u.s. president has won an academy award. if daniel day-lewis doesn't win the best actor, you'll hear the screams emanate to where you are. >> abc's oscars coverage begins tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern. 4:00 pack. on monday "good morning america's" oscar party with the stars. >>> and the forecast for the red carpet is positive for the day. let's get more on that from ginger zee. >> it's slightly windy. but let's start in worcester, massachusetts, they have had already three feet this month. they're getting more, three to five inches today. some snow in portland, maine, too. boston, just a little bit. that's going to pull away. temperatures behind it, aren't too terrible. pittsburgh, 36. 35 for detroit. here's that wind i was talking about. until 3:00 p.m., los angeles has a wind warning, advisories are out around the region. something to note, if you do plan on watching, some of the hair blowing around and some of morning, washington. on the eastern southern maryland and are one else the skies clearing. is a live shot downtown. fog left. te
. killed more of the enemy than any sniper in u.s. military history. he talked about the transition from war to home just weeks ago. >> you don't have an identity. you have to learn a whole new way to act. >> reporter: he volunteered to help vets suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. police believe he was trying to counsel eddie ray routh at a gun range over the weekend. >> the suspect's mother may have reached out to mr. kyle to help her son. that might be why they were at the range for some type of therapy. >> reporter: shooting practice turned deadly saturday when the young former marine snapped. turning his gun on the snirp he reportedly idolized. allegedly shooting him and his friend, 35-year-old chad litt littlefield, at point blank range. he stole kyle's pickup truck and led police on chase. >> tap. rack. >> reporter: kyle could hit targets the length of 21 football fields way found success at home, too. he was a best-selling author. he writes about killing so many iraqi insurgents they nicknamed him the devil and put a $20,000 bounty on his head. he said the biggest acco
company executives face criminal charges in connection with one of the deadliest salmonella outbreaks in u.s. history. nine people died in 2009, after eating products from peanuts from the peanut corporation of america. investigators found unsanitary conditions including mold and roaches at the plant. this case serves as a warning to other food companies not to put profits before safety. >>> and there's proof this morning this year's flu shot isn't doing a very good job protecting those who need it most. overall, the vaccine's been about 56% effective. similar to previous years. but when it comes to senior citizens, that effectiveness dips to only 9% against the toughest strain. experts admit we need a better vaccine. but insists the flu shot is your best bet to stay healthy. >>> and former illinois cop drew peterson has been sentenced to 38 in prison for killing his wife. he could be charged for killing his fourth wife. before sentencing, there was a rare outburst. peterson, i did not kill kathleen. >>> and finally, what do you young kids think? take a look at this. some guys in california
is not bad for humans. but it's generally not eaten in britain or the u.s. >>> and your chances of finding love, and more, at work may depend on your profession. more than 8% of artists say they've hooked up with a colleague. number two for workplace flings was cooks. but number three was welders, with more than 6%. the hot torch. and we didn't find news anchors, though, anywhere on the list. >> that's interesting. i met my husband at work. >> did you really? >> i did. >> and he's a tv guy, too. >> he's a tv guy. >> you're saying you're married? >> i'm married. sorry. i know. >>> next on this friday, a developing story. the bush family e-mails may have been hacked. >>> and college basketball stunner. another number one team goes down. she changed her dress three times, but all you notice is her beautiful, healthy skin. jergens ultra healing moisturizer makes even your driest skin look healthier, instantly. with beautiful skin from jergens, you'll always make an entrance. jergens®. the beautiful difference. it'and start talking aboutt whawhat you really wanthroom. from your toilet paper. i
:45 this morning. a nude u s o center for wounded warriors and the family officially opens today. is a placelion, it warriors and their go and relax. is traffic relaxing at all out there? >> if it is getting a little bit better -- it is getting a little bit better. backups.can see let me take you now to the dulles area. we are going to have a sizable delay. a five car crash. that is where the blaze began. back to the forecast with jacqui jeras. >> cloudy out there this morning. sense and we'll be seeing the state. -- very little sunshine we will be seeing the state. another klipper is on the way for tonight. the best chance will be north of d.c. for snow. we will see highs in the low to 40's with mostly cloudy skies. forhank you so much watching. update coming up at 8:56. ♪ >>> hello, everyone, on this tuesday morning. look at all those women working out with tracy anderson in times square this morning. tracy anderson, training kim kardashian throughout her pregnancy. going to show us how you can stay fit, as well. they're working hard this morning. >>> we're also counting down to oscar sunday
of representatives doing its thing. also the u.s. chamber of commerce is helping to craft a plan. so everything is crafting a plan. so hopefully maybe all those things can come together into one cohesive, effective plan. but we don't know yet. >> it's not a bad idea to have a plan b. administration after administration has tried to do this and come up with a plan that will work and they have failed almost across the board. so who knows what we're going to get? >> again, it's not just carte blanche, security and background checks, go to the back of the line behind folks who are here legally. >> and you've got to learn to speak english. >> exactly. >> not a bad idea. >> miles to go, as always. >>> speaking of politics, more political maneuvering over the nomination of chuck hagel as defense secretary. the nomination should go forward. the very earliest the nomination could go before the senate is a week from today when they return from their president's day vacation. >>> fuel prices have hit a record high for february and it may be months before drivers get a break. the average price for a gallon
with u.s. anti-doping agents. he had until wednesday to testify under oath about his drug use, which could have helped reduce his lifetime ban from sports. but amid concerns about his criminal and civil liability, armstrong said through his attorney he'd only testify at an international tribunal. however, at this point, no such tribunal, in fact, exists. >>> he was once a rising political star. now, former congressman jesse jackson jr. faces up to five years in prison, after admitting he spent some $750,000 of campaign funds on personal items. items including a fur coat, an apartment, a rolex, even a fedora once worn by michael jackson. he apologized for letting down the people of chicago. >>> and a highly-respected former senator, pete domenici of new mexico, revealed a secret. he fathered a child in the 1970s with the 24-year-old daughter of a senate colleague, paul axle of nevada. domenici has been married for more than 50 years and has 8 children with his wife. >>> take a look at this image. nasa calling the colossal sunspot. the dark, black spot, still growing. it is already six
suspects planning attacks against the united states. >>> we learned the u.s. was closer to intervening in syria's civil war than previously thought. outgoing secretary leon panetta has said that he and former secretary of state, hillary clinton, wanted to arm the rebels trying to topple dictator bashar al assad. but the white house said no, fearing the weapons could fall into the wrong hands. >>> in florida, a close call for a bartender there. a suv through a front window. quick reaction. jumping over the bar. maybe just saved his life. neither he nor the driver was seriously hurt. >>> finally, a guy that's literally living on the edge. look at this skateboarder. it's a viral video, thanks to a wild and high-speed ride downhill. well, the skateboarder in question, big trouble this morning. police are now looking, in fact, to arrest him because speed cameras set up on that street in south africa, caught him at 68 miles per hour. >> get out. >> please, don't try that at home. >> yeah. all right. >> 68 miles per hour. they're coming for him. >> thanks, josh. >>> now, to an abc news exclus
targets without evidence of specific plots against the u.s. and president obama will be heading to israel next month for meetings with newly re-elected israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. he was there in 2008 when he was a presidential candidate. during this trip, the president plans to meet with arab leaders. >>> also in the middle east, iranian president ahmadinejad was in egypt. at a mosque in cairo, a protester threw his shoe at ahmadinejad, which is a big shine of disrespect. that person was arrested. >>> in south korea, a terrifying car crash caught on tape. an suv struck an oncoming after flying over a hedge. it shattered the car's wind shooeld, but we are told both drivers somehow managed to survive the accident. >> wow. you can hear the screaming. oh, one more time. >>> as if getting ready to give birth isn't anxiety producing enough, and i know, listen to this story. they were rushing to the hospital when a thief stole their van, which was being warmed up in their driveway. oh! deputies followed the van in hot pursuit, reaching speeds up to 80 miles per hour until they th
-old dorner, a lieutenant in the u.s. navy reserves, honorably discharged, had been fired in 2009 from the lapd. he threatened individual officers in an eight-page manifesto against the department that he posted online. police launched the largest manhunt in lapd history, following up on more than 1,000 tips. hundreds of officers crisscrossing the country for days, including efforts in tijuana, mexico, san diego county and big bear. the possible motive, all spelled out in that online manifesto where dorner accused specific officers of covering up police brutality by making him the scapegoat. he vowed revenge, writing when the truth comes out, the killing stops. so many questions remain as authorities now sift through the rubble on big bear mountain. i'm cecilia vega in los angeles. >> just so funny how this case developed. yesterday we were talking about he could have escaped to tijuana, mexico, and then he was still in the same general vicinity. >> under their noses almost. >> sometimes it's the smartest thing, you're right there and it's easy to hide that way sometimes because they'r
more than 150 people. he was the deadliest sniper in u.s. military history. >> i loved the job. you know, the guys, the camaraderie. it came down to whether i had to choose them or my wife and kids. i couldn't have both anymore. because i'd already messed that up. so i chose the family. >> reporter: on the homefront kyle became a best-selling author. in his autobiography "american sniper" he talks about shooting so many iraqi insurgents they nicknamed him the devil and placed a $20,000 bounty on his head. to survive all of that, only to be killed here at home. that young marine now faces two counts of capital murder -- one for each of the men who was trying to help him heal. ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >>> here in new york today former mayor ed koch will be laid to rest. the unflappable mayor died friday at the age of 88. former president bill clinton will deliver a tribute at his funeral. the service will conclude with the song "new york, new york." and in a special tribute, his favorite subway station will be renamed after koch. >>> the boy scouts could decide as early as this w
. the sensibility seemed designed to deliver the u.s. mail. we saw your boobs in the movie that we saw we saw your boobs ♪ >> how's it going? >> oh, good god in heaven. oh, hell ri they're going to gie it to anne. >> reporter: to getting a kissoff from captain kirk. >> the show's a diz disaster. >> what do you mean? it's going fine. >> no, it's not. >> reporter: he may have overserved the audience a little. >> i would argue that the actor who really got inside lincoln's head was john wilkes booth. really? 150 years and it's still too soon. >> reporter: then in the home stretch, the zingers found their mark. >> they remember when this town was nothing but cocaine trees as far as the eye could see. >> reporter: or aimed at himself. >> you guys have made beautiful, inspiring movies. i made "ted." your move i haves are here to receive awards. my movie is in red boxes in front of grocery stores being urinated on but bums. >> reporter: sitting fn an inventive hosting gig that was not always silky smooth but certainly stayed the course. [ cheers and applause ] >> and chris is here with us along with ra
. the u.s. postal service®, no business too small. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] nothing gets you going quite like the power of quaker oats. today is going to be epic. quaker up. >> live, and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. is 7:26 on this wednesday, february 13. investigators are trying to out what sparked a deadly house fire in charles county. flames broke out on -- in a home overnight and one firefighter was hurt. discovered a woman's body after the blaze was put out. the victims have not been identified. investigators are trying to together a deadly along new accident the district. was hit early this westbound and the victim died at the hospital. newschannel 8 will have more at the bottom of the hour. let's get the latest on the it has beenuation >> difficult morning. onestigation continues york avenue which is short down. montana avenue is the diversion. plan ahead. north of the incident, you want want to use rhode and watch for of 295. the clouds are moving in but some sunshine this morning. we are looking at the moisture the middle of the afternoon. temperatures will be warm
in the u.s. are planning or expecting to get a marriage proposal today. >> and estimated cost of an engagement ring in 2013 is $2,410. i have a hard time believing that. >> that seems low. but whatever. it's the love that counts. 62% of couples will utilize some form of technology to share valentine's day messages. >> 30% of women in relationships think the holiday is overrated. i don't agree with that. >> i know. >> i like the pageantry. >> there were just shy of 1 million divorces in 2012. >> i don't want to end on that. >> sometimes you've got to realize the love is over. >> in west virginia, in valentine's day spirit, there were no flowers, no chocolate for this family. but how about this? a pink cow. matt mcclain wanted to do something different and he succeeded. >> he pulled out his paint rush and went to town on smoky. the farm owner painted his cow for his 5-year-old daughter who likes pink. she later revealed she meant pink the singer, not the color. >> strawberry milk all day and all night from that cow. arly 1 in 200 americans suffer with the debiliting pain and con
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